Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Regional HR Business Partner, Southern Africa - Zambia

ORGANISATION:PATH
Job Description
Please provide a cover letter describing your interest in the position and how your background and work experience qualify you for the role.
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
HR Business Partners at PATH are a global team of professionals who work in a coordinated effort to implement PATH's people strategy and facilitate the delivery of best HR practices. These roles advance PATH's mission through effective partnering with leaders and staff and leveraging HR expertise to influence business decisions in their regions. PATH seeks to recruit a Regional HR Business Partner for Southern Africa who will guide and support the employees in South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique. The position may be posted in Lusaka or Johannesburg.
Specific responsibilities include:
· Partnering with organizational leadership to ensure PATH can deliver on its mission.
· Manage the on boarding and off boarding processes across the region, cultivating PATH’s culture to ensure employees are engaged.
· Serve as primary contact for compensation and benefit matters across the region.
· Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and mitigate risk in consideration of local laws, best practices and PATH policies.
· Serve as coach to employees and supervisors in building high-performing teams, enhancing employee engagement and improving retention of high-potential staff.
· Develop and implement related policies and procedures in the region.
· Lead and monitor the performance management and goal setting processes to improve individual performance and team function.
· Coordinate and/or deliver learning activities and facilitate development opportunities for employees at all levels, including training, stretch assignments and suitable talent programs.
· Effectively manage employee relations issues in partnership with supervisors, project/program leadership, HR leadership, Legal Affairs and local counsel.
· Conduct full cycle recruiting when recruiting volume exceeds the regional recruiters’ capacity.
Required Skills
· A track record of bringing a solution-oriented approach to partnering with clients across the wide range of HR topics.
· Demonstrated skill building and managing strong partnerships with clients in the Southern Africa region and with the global and regional HR teams.
· Demonstrated ability to successfully manage the distinctly differentiated HR role while working effectively in a client team environment.
· Demonstrated effectiveness working efficiently, productively, and with urgency in a fast-paced environment.
· Ability to manage projects and communicate effectively while managing multiple constituencies.
· Excellent business writing skills in English.
· Proven skill applying analytical reasoning and making data driven decisions.
· Fluency in French and Portuguese preferred.
Required Experience
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years of HR generalist experience required, including talent management, leadership and employee coaching, employee relations, total rewards and training. Group facilitation experience preferred. Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations also preferred.
Candidates must have legal authorization to work and currently reside in South Africa or Zambia.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Location
Lusaka, Zambia or Johannesburg, South Africa
Company Location
South Africa, Lusaka
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Tracking Code
6367
How to apply:
For detailed job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit:

Campaigns Communications and Planning Coordinator at ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL

ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL
DIRECTORATE: Fundraising and Communications
Position: Campaigns Communications and Planning Coordinator
Location: Johannesburg or London
Salary: £38,332 per annum / 457,670 ZAR equivalent (entry salary)
International Grade D
Purpose of the Role:Supporting the Communications Team to ensure integrated communication planning & coordination across digital, content and media channels, brand integration and development, effective ways of working and internal communications with international secretariat directorates and ActionAid members, systems management and corporate communications across the ActionAid federation.
Key responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Liaise with the Policy, Research Advocacy and Campaigns, and IHART and the other International Secretariat teams on plans, projects and events that require communications support, and co-ordinate this support.
  • Identify risks (including reputational) that may arise from the campaigns and how they will be managed
  • Work closely with Policy and Advocacy Managers and Teams to input and facilitate ICT input into the design and delivery of communications plans to support advocacy objectives
  • Support the annual planning process by project managing contributions and resource requests
  • Support the project management of activities, acting as a central coordination point within the Communications Team
  • Support the Communications Team to create, manage and implement policies, guidance and tools to support communications shared learning and capability building across ActionAid
  • Lead in producing Communication Teams internal communications products
  • Responsibility of managing delegated budgets
Desired Skills & Experience
The successful candidate will have:
  • A Bachelors is essential (social science/arts/humanities degree)
  • Proven experience of planning and coordinating priorities and creating processes and tools to support effective planning.
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting the creation of communications policies and tools and supporting a shared learning programme
  • Experience of financial tracking and budget management
  • Knowledge of public campaigning approaches, including messages, audiences and delivery methods, which aim to inspire and motivate people to take action
  • Able to manage self and others in order to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Strong networking/relationship-building skills - ability to anticipate, coordinate and facilitate activities with colleagues
  • A proven commitment to team work and strong collaborative and diplomacy skills
How to apply:
Application Procedures
Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter by no later than4 November 2014**. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.**
External Applications send to: frcomms.jhb@actionaid.org
Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. ActionAid International will not consider candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.
ActionAid International promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all section of the community.

JOBS AT AFRICAN UNION - ZAMBIANS - 10/21/2014

Vacancies in the African Union Commission
Posting title
Grade
Duty station
Closing date
P5
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
P3
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
P3
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
P2
Brussels, Belgium
11/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Chief of Party (Proposal)

Chief of Party (Proposal)
University Research Co., LLC (URC)        
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.  URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Chief of Party shall provide overall strategic leadership and oversight to the program. Requisite qualifications include an appropriate balance of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills and experience.  S/he shall have an understanding of IMPACT program objectives, and be able to articulate the strategic vision for the program.  Experience in interacting with host country agencies including central and local government, development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations is essential.  S/he shall have excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills.  The skills and experience of the COP shall be complementary to those of the Deputy Chief of Party.
Minimum Qualifications 
  • A Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences, or equivalent field;
  • Ten years’ of progressively increasing responsibility working in the fields of SBCC, health communication, and/or health promotion;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in;
  • Working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations;
  • Providing the level of technical assistance that is required to complete the work detailed in Section C;
  • Supervising professional staff.
To Apply:  
For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/careers.
You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.
“Contingent on Contract Award”
URC is an E-Verify Employer
URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

Director of Finance & Operations (Proposal)

Director of Finance and Operations
University Research Co., LLC (URC)  
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.  URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Director of Finance and Operations shall be responsible for overall financial management and administration of the contract, and will provide management support and oversight in the implementation of program activities. Management support areas/functions include finance, human resources, information technology, grants management, and procurement.
Minimum Qualifications 
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other relevant field, or a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ relevant experience;
  • Eight years’ experience in the management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in;
  • Financial planning and management, procurement, and operations management;
  • Developing and managing large budgets;
  • Managing a donor funded grants program.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in direct supervision of professional staff.
To Apply:   
For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/careers.
You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.
“Contingent on Contract Award”
URC is an E-Verify Employer
URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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